Monday December 24, 2001, Christmas Eve

US date format: 12/24/2001, UK date format: 24/12/2001

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn (see zodiac on December 24, 2001). The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. In that special week of December people in US were listening to How You Remind Me by Nickelback. Pitaah, directed by Mahesh Manjrekar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2001 while Jackdaws by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Magical Egypt. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Crazy Taxi 2 or Max Payne.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 2001, at December 24 across the years or at December 2001 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

Country: United States of America

A Beautiful Mind

A Beautiful Mind

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer

Country: United States of America

Ocean's Eleven

Ocean's Eleven

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Starring: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon

Country: United States of America

Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, Eric Bana

Country: United States of America

The Royal Tenenbaums

The Royal Tenenbaums

Directed by: Wes Anderson

Starring: Gene Hackman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 24, 2001?
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Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Tantita Pena
  2. - Suerte [Whenever, Wherever]
  3. - Dejame Entrar
  4. - No Me Conoces Aun
  5. - Heroe

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Justice League

Justice League

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Starring: Carl Lumbly, George Newbern, Phil LaMarr, Kevin Conroy

Country: United States of America

Magical Egypt

Magical Egypt

Directed by: Jesús Sánchez Romeva

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Directed by: David Piel

Micawber

Micawber

The Kumars at No. 42

The Kumars at No. 42

How old am I?

If December 24th, 2001 is your birthday find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long it takes for your next birthday.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 2001?

Books

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Jackdaws by Ken Follett

Jackdaws

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"D day is approaching. They don't know where or when, but the Germans know it'll be soon, and for Felicity "Flick" Clairet, the stakes have never been higher.

The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

The Corrections

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Winner of the 2001 National Book Award for FictionAfter almost fifty years as a wife and mother, Enid Lambert is ready to have some fun. Unfortunately, her husband, Alfred, is losing his sanity to Parkinson's disease, and their children have …

The Wild Blue by Stephen E. Ambrose

The Wild Blue

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Stephen E. Ambrose, acclaimed author of Band of Brothers and Undaunted Courage, carries us along in the crowded and dangerous B-24s as their crews fought to destroy the German war machine

Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris

Theodore Rex

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Theodore Rex is the story—never fully told before—of Theodore Roosevelt’s two world-changing terms as President of the United States. A hundred years before the catastrophe of September 11, 2001, “TR” succeeded

Journey Through Heartsongs by Mattie J. T. Stepanek

Journey Through Heartsongs

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Mattie J.T. Stepanek takes us on a Journey Through Heartsongs with more of his moving poems. These poems share the rare wisdom that Mattie has acquired through his struggle with a rare form of muscular dystrophy and the death of …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Crazy Taxi 2

Crazy Taxi 2

Platform: Dreamcast PlayStation Portable (Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars)

Genre: Racing, action

Publisher: Sega

Fly! II

Fly! II

Platform: Microsoft Windows Apple Macintosh

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: Gathering of Developers

Max Payne

Max Payne

Platform: Microsoft Windows PlayStation 2 Xbox Mac OS Game Boy Advance PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 iOS Android

Genre: Third-person shooter

Publisher: Rockstar Games

Dragon Riders: Chronicles of Pern

Dragon Riders: Chronicles of Pern

Platform: Dreamcast, Windows

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Ubisoft

Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro

Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro

Platform: PlayStation

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Activision

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $38.85
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $20.90
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $67.72
  • General Electric GE: opens at $41.35
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $122.05

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 129.87 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.5935 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.6926 CHF
  • 1 EUR = 113.84 JPY
  • 1 EUR = 0.6075 GBP

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 24, 2001?

On December 24, 2001 the day of the week was Monday.

What zodiac sign is December 24, 2001?

On December 24, 2001 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on December 24, 2001?

On December 24, 2001 the US President was George W. Bush (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 24, 2001?

On December 24, 2001 the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour).

Who was the Pope on December 24, 2001?

On December 24, 2001 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.


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